Human Rights and Gender Equality

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The millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with various concerns that include Human Rights and Gender Equality, envision a world where people are able to enjoy their human rights and equally regardless of race, sex, age, creed and background. Access to justice is an important concern of the MDGs. Governments of 189 countries all over the world have committed to ending gender based injustices by its target date of 2015. For women and children victims of violence all over the world, "Justice and Healing" is still elusive dream.

In the Philippines, the Philippine Commision on Women (PCW) is completing a program called " Women's Empowerment and Development Towards Gender Equality" (WEDGE). PCW asked me review Chapter 2 of the WEDGE Plan pertaining to "Protection and Access to Justice of women in especially "difficult circumstance". The chapter addresses protection and access to justice of women who are vulnerable to and are victims of gender based violence, trafficking and prostitution; and women in general who should enjoy equal protection and just treatment under the law and by the legal and justice systems.

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The millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with various concerns that include Human Rights and Gender Equality, envision a world where people are able to enjoy their human rights and equally regardless of race, sex, age, creed and background. Access to justice is an important concern of the MDGs. Governments of 189 countries all over the world have committed to ending gender based injustices by its target date of 2015. For women and children victims of violence all over the world, "Justice and Healing" is still elusive dream.

In the Philippines, the Philippine Commision on Women (PCW) is completing a program called " Women's Empowerment and Development Towards Gender Equality" (WEDGE). PCW asked me review Chapter 2 of the WEDGE Plan pertaining to "Protection and Access to Justice of women in especially "difficult circumstance". The chapter addresses protection and access to justice of women who are vulnerable to and are victims of gender based violence, trafficking and prostitution; and women in general who should enjoy equal protection and just treatment under the law and by the legal and justice systems.

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Source JournalMindanao Law Journal
Journal VolumeMindanao Law Journal Vol. 4
AuthorsAtty. Adoracion P. Cruz - Avisado, Ph.D.
Page Count7
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2013
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